Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD

Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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47 y/o
(15)

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Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

Central Coast Gastroenterology

1551 Bishop St Ste 510

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Wetzel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wetzel "I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University CA San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University CA San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ks University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wetzel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Wetzel does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Wetzel and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Wetzel is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Wetzel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wetzel to family and friends
3.4
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Wetzel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in PASO ROBLES |
Dr Wetzel proves to be a very personable, professional physician. He has been forthcoming with me in regard to my condition, and has not been reluctant to refer me to another doctor that may have more knowledge in a particular area. I highly recommend his services.
Boston, MA |
I feel these people just gave me the worst customer service and they just act like they don't really like there jobs and that we are here to write them checks for large amounts of money. Is there any doctor who went to medical school just to help humankind?
in atascadero, CA |
Very caring doctor. He has taken care of a few people in my family and we all love his care. His office staff is always very nice. Very personable and approachable.
in Atascadero, CA |
Dr Wentzel has helped solve a long standing health "mystery" that has bothered me for years. He listens, pays attention to my suggestions and answers questions. He is very caring and has a warm and gentle manner. I have recommended him to family and friends and will continue to do so. I'm so glad I found him!
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
Dr. Wetzel insists on his patients taking 'drugs' that are harmful over a long period of time, when the warnings on boxes/labels clearly state, to Not take these drugs, (for the esophagus) esp. for any long period of time than is recommended, which is only a few of weeks, but they tell you otherwise, meaning rest of your life. I went in for extreme pain in my face that Dr. W. didn't know anything about; it turned out to be 'Trigeminal Neuralgia' and it had nothing to do with my esophagus.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wetzel accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wetzel has admitting privileges

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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